Deadline is reporting today that The Hub will soon be transitioning to primary control by Discovery, following acquisition of a portion of Hasbro's existing stake in the joint network venture. The network is expected to be rebranded as Discovery Family, joining a range of other specialty channels in Discovery's lineup. For more details, keep reading!
The XMas goodies are already arriving at CostCo in the San Francisco Bay Area with the arrival of the Bumblebee Lite [Light?] Guardian by Tech 4 Kids. The people who brought us Mash Em's and other AOE licensed items. This is night light accessory aimed at young children who apparently cannot spell yet. This was on display with their Liteforce collection that includes Marvel Spiderman and My Little Pony that are on sale for $9.99.
Thanks to ACToys member huzi558 we have more MP-20 Wheeljack out of box images that show details of the Transformers Masterpiece figure that was released in Japan last week. Get lots of looks at the figure in robot mode, alternate mode, close-ups and comaprison shots with other figures to see how this guy scales. Read on to see the images of MP-20 Wheeljack now.
Marc T. Nobleman reports that G1 Voice Actor Buster Jones has passed away on September 15th at the age of 71. The cause is currently unknown. Jones was the voice of Blaster, as well as appearing as the 2006 chief of the New York PD in season 3. Among his other notable roles is that of Black Vulcan on the Super Friends
cartoon. An excerpt from Nobleman's obituary of Jones follows after the cut.
The official TakaraTomy Twitter account for Transformers has posted new images of Lost Age LA-13 Battle Attack Nemesis Prime. The appropriately numbered figure is a recolor of Power Attackers Optimus Prime, and frankly looks a little underdecorated, even by the standards of the kids-line TF4 toys and
the standards of other Nemeses Prime. Keep reading to see for yourself!
On Thursday, October 9th, visitors to NYCC will be able to attend a Hasbro panel on the upcoming Robots in Disguise animated series. New details and new character reveals are promised, so it'll definitely be worth a look. Keep reading for more details!
The Future Exhibits page of the Indianapolis Children's Museum's website has a listing for a Transformers exhibit scheduled to run between March and July of 2015. From the description, it's going to spotlight the process of creating Transformers figures, much like the exhibit currently in Rhode Island. Keep reading to see the description and get a link to the museum's website!
We've got the latest solicitations from IDW for Transformers titles coming up this December! Due out at the end of the year are issues 36 of both More Than Meets The Eye and The Transformers
, formerly Robots in Disguise, as well as issue 5 of Transformers vs GI Joe, issue 2 of Drift: Empire of Stone, and the first collection volume of Transformers vs GI Joe, and volume 6 of More Than Meets The Eye. Check out the blurbs and cover previews below!
The Collectors Club has posted the next promo image from Subscription Service 3, featuring Carzap who is based on an unproduced G2 Windbreaker recolor from the planned Japanese Block Town line using Kre-O and including a Kreon GB Blackrock figure. Carzap is based on the body used for IDW Bumblebee/Goldfire/Nightbeat/Go-Shooter with a new unique headsculpt for this character. Keep reading to see the full size promo shot!
Prime 1 Studio is proud to present MMTFM-05 Grimlock & Optimus prime Transformers Statue,The ultimate team up! Together in battle for the Epic final confrontation to save the human race from extinction. MMTFM-05 Grimlock & Optimus Prime Version specially is approximately 89cm L x 35cm W x 60cm H in size and has LED eyes light up function,, LED Mouth light up function, and LED Base light up function. Read on for more details.
Today we have renders of a pair of their upcoming combiners cassettes. You might want to compare them to the G1 characters Dial and Saur. The brontosaurus will probably be recolored as not-Sludge and Fullstop. The other one will be recolored into Shift. Shift and Fullstop will form the combiner called Reelthing.
Fullstop and Shift are potentially part of the upcoming Dinominions set, a team of fan-made dinosaur support cassettes for the Dinobots.
Included in the pictures are the G1 Dail and Saur toys, and concept images of Fullstop and Shift.
The official Japanese Transformers Twitter account has posted images of MP-24 Star Saber's shield, which swaps out a part of the center stripe to become a stand for his alternate mode. It also shows off the V-Star, the official name of his armor's alternate mode when not combined with Saber. Keep reading for the photos!
A member of the Chinese-language ACToys forums has posted images of their freshly-acquired MP-20 Wheeljack, making this one of the first opportunities to see the final product in-hand. It's looking pretty good, as expected. Keep reading to see the photos!
Just in via BigBadToyStore who let us know about the VIP Figure Set of Spectra, Peacekeeper, & Silverstorm by Ark Studio that pay homage to the Datsun Brothers: Smokescreen, Silverstreak, and Prowl. This new third party manufacturer has started off with their VIP line, which includes three cars that change into robots. They are priced at $49.99 individually, or as a Set of 3 for $139.99. Order them now at bigbadtoystore.com
The mystery of the ruined Lost Light is solved! But when a way is found to restore things to normal, what will be the price to bring everything back? "The Road Not Taken", More Than Meets The Eye 33, written by James Roberts, pencils by Alex Milne, with inks by Brian Schearer and John Wycough, and colors by Joana Lafuente. Read the full review!
IDW has provided the full preview for this month's issue of More Than Meets The Eye. This one is unusually spoily as to the nature of what's been going on during this storyline, so please be aware before clicking through to read these preview pages if you want to wait and have the mystery revealed when the full issue hits shops this Wednesday!